“Guide Vests” for the visually impaired

University of Southern California researchers have developed a “guide vest” for the visually impaired. The vest works with a camera that is worn on the user’s and connects to a computer using Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) software. Scenes and images from the user’s surroundings are converted to 3D maps and the program is able to determine save navigational routes. The wearer’s vest then vibrates to warn of oncoming obstacles.
(Source: MedGadget)

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